Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on US life

By James Cook

Unchecked climate change will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and damage human health and quality of life, a US government report warns.

“Future risks from climate change depend… on decisions made today,” the 4th National Climate Assessment says.

The report says climate change is “presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth”.

The warning is at odds with the Trump administration’s fossil fuels agenda.

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